April 09, 2011

WTB (What The Book) #2

WTB? Simply stands for, What The Book? I host this meme, but anyone can just join in!(: If you do, please leave your link in the comments I would love to read your WTB.

~State the most recent book you've finished or the best book you've read of that week, did you like it? Why or why not?
~You could add a small summary and a picture.
~If you have a review of it, you could also post the link.
~NO spoilers, please!(:
~What book do you plan on reading next, or currently reading?
~Again adding a summary and picture are optional.
~Let us know when or if a review will be up.
~Just copy and paste these rules and the picture above, and make your own WTB?.

The most recent book I've read The Rock and the River, Kekla Magoon. I would normally not read this type of book, but I did enter in the Battle of the Books, and this happends to be on the list. Oddly enough I kind of liked it, its not one of my favorites and wasnt hard to put down. But it was a lot better than I expected.

"This moving debut novel is set in Chicago in 1968. Thirteen year-old Sam Childs is the main character. He idolizes his older brother, Steven, whom he calls Stick. Their father is an attorney who is very involved in the civil rights movement. In fact, Dr. Martin Luther King has even been a dinner guest on a couple of occasions. The plot revolves around Sam's conflict between his father's philosophy of non-violence and Stick's increasing involvement with the Black Panthers. Sam accidentally discovers a gun that Stick has hidden in their bedroom and his struggle grows. He hates going against his father, but when their friend Bucky is beaten by the police, arrested and falsely accused of assaulting the officers, Sam is drawn toward accepting the policy of the Black Panthers. A sub-plot concerns his growing attachment to Maxie, a girl from the projects. The title evokes the decision Sam must make as to whether he will be the solid rock (like his dad), or the ever flowing river (like his brother)."
-Childerns Literature Review.

My current read is The Summer I Turned Pretty, by Jenny Han. I just began reading today, but I love it so far. The main character puts a lot of emotion into the story, not just towards the boy she has feelings for but also towards her parents divorce. When I finish reading I'll definatly put a reivew up!:D So look forward for that!

"Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens
between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer -- they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along."
-Barnes and Noble.

Again, thank you very much for stopping by and WTB-ing with me!(: I hope you join in and make your own WTB. Have a great rest of the weekend, and keep turning pages!(:


1 comment:

  1. Nice reviews and a beautiful blog. I'm now following you from Crazy for Books.


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